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High Command Moves To Bunkers
inspection will allow to assess how three military districts would
react to crises in the Russian southwest. MOSCOW (Sputnik)
combat readiness checks will take place on August 25-31 in Russia's
Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the
Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops, Russian Defense
Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.
The inspection will allow to assess how three military districts would react to crises in the Russian southwest. MOSCOW (Sputnik)
Snap combat readiness checks will take place on August 25-31 in Russia's Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.
August 27, 2016 -
Testing of the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has continued with the redeployment of radar stations and S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in the Southern Military District to new locations. This was reported by RIA Novosti on August 27th with references to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian defense ministry.
“The testing of radar stations and S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems upon arrival at new positions has commenced the deployment and technical maintenance of equipment to be put in a state of combat duty,” the source reports.
President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has not been in contact with the head of the Russian government Vladimir Putin since August 7th, when an attempted attack was thwarted in the Crimea, said the Ukrainian president's administration.
"After the Russian government's baseless accusations against Ukraine of conducting sabotage operations in the occupied Crimea, official conversations between the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin have not happened. Following with the August 7th, 2016 incident, there has been no official contacts between the administrations of the presidents of Ukraine and Russia " says the "Apostrophe" (newspaper), according to a statement of the presidential administration of Ukraine.
On August 11th, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to initiate a conversation with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Recall President Putin, speaking of the Russian FSB forces who prevented terrorist attacks in the Crimea, declared that the "Normandy format" in such conditions makes no sense.
According to the newspaper VIEW, discussing Ukraine's fate for the umpteenth time will now happen without the participation of Ukraine. The heads of Russia, France and Germany, as it became known on Tuesday the 23rd, agreed to meet and discuss the situation in Ukraine with each other, without Poroshenko. It is noteworthy that at the same time that Kiev suddenly made it clear that it was ready for an agreement on the cultivation of the warring parties in the Donbass.
Recall also, on August 10th, the Russian Federal Security Service prevented two attempts by subversive and terrorist groups to break into the Crimea, organized by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. This attempt to break in was also to conduct a false flag with a massive bombardment from the neighboring state onto armored vehicles of the armed forces of Ukraine. As a result, the Russian FSB officer died and one military member. All saboteurs were detained and gave a confession.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko refused to take responsibility for captured terrorists in Crimea.
The Pentagon appears to have been caught flatfooted by the revolutionary development of the Russian hypersonic weapons industry and is now exploring major upgrades to missile defense systems before it’s too late.
Earlier this week Russian defense industry officials revealed plans to deploy a revolutionary hypersonic maneuvering strike missile by 2020 leaving Washington scrambling to come up with a new missile defense shield capable of shooting down the elite weapon.
Lockheed Martin missile defense experts believe that the Pentagon is exploring ways to shoot down the maneuvering hypersonic missiles with options including a modified extended-range version of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, called THAAD-ER, as well as high-powered lasers capable of shooting down missiles before they reach hypersonic speeds.
Last week, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) began the bidding discovery process for a system capable of intercepting hundreds of small drone-like systems as well as conventional missile systems that led defense industry analysts to wonder whether the US military was looking for a sophisticated multi-level laser system not only to tackle the proliferation of small drones but also potentially to counter Russia’s hypersonic weapons renaissance.
The United States is also said to be developing hypersonic missiles and space vehicles as well, but defense industry insiders say that these efforts to counter Russia’s growing military superiority may never get off the ground due to a lack of program funding.
"Comparable US programs are being funded at low levels and may never actually be deployed," said former Pentagon strategic policymaker Mark Schneider who added that unlike Russia’s hypersonic missiles, US systems "will certainly not be nuclear capable under current policy."
Boris Obnosov, director of the state-run Tactical Missiles Corporation has high hopes for Russia’s next-generation hypersonic weaponry saying "It’s obvious that with such speeds – when missiles will be capable of flying through the atmosphere at speeds of seven to 12 times the speed of sound, all [air] defense systems will be weakened considerably." US Navy Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of US Strategic Command, agrees with Obnosov’s assessment warning last week that "Hyper-glide vehicle technology can complicate our sensing and our defensive approaches." '
Obnosov believes that the development of the hypersonic weapons industry in Russia will not only serve to advance the Kremlin’s military imperative, but may become the backbone of the country’s economy. "The development of hypersonic technology can be a catalyst for development of the entire industry, the entire national economy as they used to say," said Obnosov comparing the development of hypersonics to the launching of the first satellite – Sputnik I.
By sacrificing its Kurdish allies in northern Syria, Washington wants to mend relations with Ankara and prevent Turkey from strengthening its ties with Moscow, thus far killing two birds with one stone, expert on Middle Eastern affairs Jean Perier believes.
Washington's Kurdish allies in Syria have become the US' bargaining chip in negotiations with Ankara, according to Jean Perier, an independent researcher and expert on Middle Eastern affairs.
"By throwing the Kurds under the bus, the White House has not only solved the problem of mending its relations with Turkey by preventing Ankara from strengthening its ties of friendship with Moscow. I
t has also significantly reduced the intensity of Ankara's demands to extradite the self-exiled cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gülen by making this matter a purely legal question and thus facilitating Joe Biden's mission in Turkey," Perier writes in his article for New Eastern Outlook.
Turkey could not have started a military operation in the Syrian city of Jarablus without Russia’s consent, a Turkish political journalist told Sputnik.
After normalization with Moscow, Ankara has started to change its stance towards Syrian President Bashar Assad. As a result, Turkey can now intensify its activities in Syria, said Serkan Demirtas, political observer of the Turkish newspaper Hurryiet Daily News....[ }